Have you given a thought to summer camping yet? Those yurts, lodges and cool glampy sites get booked up waaaaay in advance, so to give you the early heads up, here are the 25 best places to start your search, as chosen by the people in the know – the regional Muddy editors.Read more
Love a luxe break? A sucker for heritage holiday rentals? Or is it all about the location? They all have their place but, for pure fun value, there’s little that can beat a really quirky stay. The Muddy editors in counties from Devon to Norfolk, Kent to Warwickshire (& Cornwall too of course), have each found two brilliant, alternative properties with which to whet your travel appetite.Read more
You’re never far from a campsite in Cornwall, which means there are lots of options for laidback breaks by the sea. But how to choose? Ask a local of course! Or even better, ask the discerning, style-savvy locals who hang out on Instagram. Each of these gorgeous indie campsites has been personally recommended (or tried out by me) and chosen for their locations, facilities, views and atmosphere — with plenty of glamping options for camping softies too.Read more
One of the big benefits of Muddy tottering its way into so many counties (er, 17 since you asked!) is that we have a raft of on-the-ground experts, squirrelling out the coolest, most useful stuff for the rest of us to plunder. Case in point – beach houses. Thought about renting one this summer? Yeah me too. So allow me to lay before you a sandy smorgasbord from the Muddy regional editors – 14 beautiful beach properties for the bucket and spade brigade.Read more
We are beach lovers all here in Kernow but even Cornish folk sometimes need a change of scene right? Well, how about an inland lake or river holiday as an alternative? The Muddy editors who happen go to be landlocked (*sob**) have scoured their counties for some stonking rental properties with their own little piece of liquid heaven to tempt you throughout spring and summer. Any of these take your fancy?Read more
Whether you’re planning a luxe escape in Cornwall or fancy a peek into some of the county’s most sought-after holiday homes, read on for some seaside property inspiration.Read more
We do try to push the boat out on prizes for you to win and this month we have one so delicious it is literally bobbing over the water. Check out this lakeside view!
Another Place The Lake in Ullswater in the Lake District is the most ridiculously gorgeous, luxurious, stylish hotel we’ve seen in a very long time and we’ve nabbed a two night stay, worth nearly £800, for one lucky Muddy reader (and your plus one obvs).Read more
A properly stylish yet child-friendly hotel is like the holy grail of family holidays and the St Moritz on Cornwall’s north coast strikes the perfect balance. A hotel with a pedigree, it opened its doors in the 1940s and has offered a blissful bolthole to everyone from politicians to poets to er, Muddy Editors since – even The Queen has visited, so I’m in very good company.Read more
If crossing the Tamar doesn’t give you a nose bleed, there’s an absolute gem of a hotel I want to share with you. On the edge of Dartmoor, Glazebrook House is a transporting world of its own. Get the tour, courtesy of my fab new colleague Sharon over at Muddy Devon.Read more
I made the mistake of going on my summer holidays at the beginning of July before most of the schools broke out – I felt very smug at the time, but as I sit here shivering in my indoor hat (yes I have one) and my two pairs of socks, that seems an age ago and I am in dire need of something to look forward to.
If you’re needing some inspiration for 2017 too, voila mes braves, I’ve got it going on right here and you wont even need a passport.Read more